I awoke this morning at 4:30 (not unusual since I go to bed before dark as my friends would say-not entirely true, I patiently wait on the sun to go down) and I walk past the computer, flip it on as I head towards the bathroom to dress for the day, throw clothes in the washer, grab a cup of coffee, and return to computer where I truly begin my day! Sometimes it's the most rewarding part of my day, when very few "thank yous" are heard after I've washed people's clothes, folded them, cook people food, did their dishes...at least at my computer, I'm know I'm doing good for someone, and appreciated for it. When I see someone brag about something they read from Deaf Village, or the Circle News , I know I was lucky enough to have contributed a little something.
Cochlear. It was to congratulate me on being one of the nominees of their "Hearing Heroes". At first I figured it was thanking me for nominating Rachel Chaikof, the mastermind behind creating DV. I nominated her last year because of her contributions and devotion to the hearing loss world, raising lots of ca$h over the years for various organizations and for her hands on ability to share her personal experiences being a bilateral cochlear implantee, and most of all, because of her age. Most of us aren't avid volunteers in our early twenties!
But as I read further I realized it was actually congratulating me! I was chosen along with Rachel and a few others as someone's Hearing Hero. I feel like a Grammy nominee (teary eyed and all) but I do have to thank the mommy who nominated me *smile*, it really has made my day! You can vote here, but as cheesy as it sounds, I'm just honored to have my name next to those other fabulous nominees!